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ANAGRAM RECORDS TROPHY First Round

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Used to play for Bovingdon when I lived in Hemel, great club and set up, I really enjoyed my time there.

They’re rebuilding after losing most of squad from last season and struggled at the start. A manager change suggests they will be stronger 2nd half of the season.

Shame they can’t seem to get lights as other facilities are very good. Surrounding houses were the issue when I was there.

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16 hours ago, Savagebee said:

Looks my sort of ground :thumbup(2):

You mean with the nice Clubhouse, I expect many a pint has been sunk inside there, you may find this video interesting about the Club:

 

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ANAGRAM RECORDS TROPHY Quarter Finals

Saturday 29 February

Bovingdon v Larkspur Rovers or Letchworth Garden City Eagles

Buckhurst Hill v Rayleigh Town

Hampton Town or Sarratt v Hilltop

Sandridge Rovers v Hutton or FC Hamlets

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7 hours ago, Rhodes said:

You mean with the nice Clubhouse, I expect many a pint has been sunk inside there, you may find this video interesting about the Club:

 

I like little grounds like there's that are surrounded by lots of trees and have a nice little stand.

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2 hours ago, Karen Browne said:

ANAGRAM RECORDS TROPHY Quarter Finals

Saturday 29 February

Bovingdon v Larkspur Rovers or Letchworth Garden City Eagles

Hampton Town or Sarratt v Hilltop

Larkspur Rovers are much improved this season and have B.Esprit scoring the goals for them this season.

Hiltop FC are decent team who do there research on there next opponents they smashed there rivals Yeading Town 5 0 yesterday. 

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32 minutes ago, Savagebee said:

I like little grounds like there's that are surrounded by lots of trees and have a nice little stand.

Savagebee - You sound like an old fashioned anorak, I'm impressed, the SSML Division 2 has some special grounds and it is such a shame that the Club's can't advance due to lack of floodlighting

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On 01/12/2019 at 18:31, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - You sound like an old fashioned anorak, I'm impressed, the SSML Division 2 has some special grounds and it is such a shame that the Club's can't advance due to lack of floodlighting

:thumbsup(2):

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Sarratt and Hampton Town meet tomorrow at the King George V Playing Fields for the right to entertain Hilltop in the Quarter Finals of the competition:

Anagram Records Trophy Second Round
Sarratt v Hampton Town (kick off 2pm)

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Congratulations to Sarratt for reaching the Quarter Finals of the competition on Saturday, they join Bovingdon and will avoid each other in the Semi Finals should they both get through against Hilltop and Letchworth Garden City Eagles respectively:
 
Anagram Records Trophy Second Round
Sarratt 4 Hampton Town 3
 
Quarter Final draw (ties due to be played on Sat 29 Feb)
Sarratt v Hilltop
Buckhurst Hill v Rayleigh Town
Bovingdon v Letchworth Garden City Eagles
Sandridge Rovers v Hutton or FC Hamlets
 

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23 minutes ago, Rhodes said:
Quarter Final draw (ties due to be played on Sat 29 Feb)
Bovingdon v Letchworth Garden City Eagles

Not directly SSML related but an interesting report from an anorak on another Forum on Bovingdon's Quarter Final opponents win on Saturday at Larkspur Rovers, hopefully Bovingdon can make home advantage tell at Green Lane on 29 February:

Anagram Records Trophy 2nd Round
Larkspur Rovers 2-3 Letchworth Garden City Eagles
Attendance 22 h/c - F + Y

Entertaining cup tie in which the hosts came back from 0-2 down to level only to fall behind again whilst they had a player in the sin bin. The visitors took the lead late in the first half through their #2 when his wind assisted 50 yard free kick was fluffed by the home keeper and the ball sailed into the net. Eagles doubled their lead early in the second half when another free kick from #2 crashed off the bar and after a spot of pinball in the 6 yard box the ball finally found its way into the net. Hosts found a way back into the tie on the hour when it was the visiting keeper's turn to drop a cross and soon after a quick move down the right hand side saw them level the tie. Parity didn't last long however as the visitors made the most of their temporary man advantage as their striker found himself in acres of space bearing down on goal and the keeper left him a gaping hole to his right to shoot into.

Ground just a pitch in a large field roped off on three sides with two canvas dugouts, the unroped far side enclosed by trees still accessible to spectators. For London there is lots of open space with fields bordering two sides. There is also a 3G cage by the entrance which misleadingly is on the front page of their twitter feed making it look like the main pitch but it isn't, it's just a kids pitch about 80 yards long. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the railway line where central line tube trains and Chiltern trains out of Marylebone pass through the north east corner of the ground. Programme was 8 pages all printed on card and given away free though I did give a £1 donation, thanks to the groundhopper who directed me to the person who got me a copy out of the changing rooms, otherwise I wouldn't have known where to get one from or that they were issuing at all as they were't visibly available anywhere.

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The Anagram Records Trophy gets back under way on Saturday, albeit very much in the shadow of the FA Vase Sixth Round, and good luck to Sarratt and Bovingdon in their home Quarter Final ties. Sarratt may well already be in the Hertfordshire FA Senior Centenary Trophy Cup Final by then if they can overcome Oxhey Jets Reserves this evening:

Quarter Final draw (ties due to be played on Sat 29 Feb)
Sarratt v Hilltop (kick off 2.00pm)
Buckhurst Hill v Rayleigh Town
Bovingdon v Letchworth Garden City Eagles (kick off 2.00pm)
Sandridge Rovers v Hutton
 
 

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On 26/02/2020 at 11:07, Rhodes said:

The Anagram Records Trophy gets back under way on Saturday, albeit very much in the shadow of the FA Vase Sixth Round, and good luck to Sarratt and Bovingdon in their home Quarter Final ties. Sarratt may well already be in the Hertfordshire FA Senior Centenary Trophy Cup Final by then if they can overcome Oxhey Jets Reserves this evening:

Quarter Final draw (ties due to be played on Sat 29 Feb)
Sarratt v Hilltop (kick off 2.00pm)
Buckhurst Hill v Rayleigh Town
Bovingdon v Letchworth Garden City Eagles (kick off 2.00pm)
Sandridge Rovers v Hutton
 
 

Hiltop FC are having a very decent first season in the Middlesex County League Premier Division.

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Sarratt v Hilltop (kick off 2.00pm)

Is OFF.

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Yes, both ties at Sarratt and Bovingdon sadly off tomorrow:

Quarter Final draw (ties due to be played on Sat 29 Feb)
Sarratt P Hilltop 
Buckhurst Hill v Rayleigh Town (at Roding Valley School, Loughton (3G), kick off 2.00pm)
Bovingdon P Letchworth Garden City Eagles 
Sandridge Rovers v Hutton

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An update following the postponements yesterday of Sarratt's and Bovingdon's Quarter Final ties:
 
Quarter Finals
Sarratt v Hilltop (Sat 14 Mar)
Buckhurst Hill 5 Rayleigh Town 2
Bovingdon P Letchworth Garden City Eagles (Sat 14 Mar)
Sandridge Rovers v Hutton (tba)
 
Semi Final draw
Sandridge Rovers or Hutton v Sarratt or Hilltop 
Bovingdon or Letchworth Garden City Eagles v Buckhurst Hill

 

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On 01/03/2020 at 08:55, Rhodes said:
Quarter Finals
 
Buckhurst Hill 5 Rayleigh Town 2

Not really SSML related but an anorak from another Forum was at this Quarter Final tie last Saturday and Buckhurst Hill will be Semi Final opponents for Bovingdon at Green Lane if they can overcome Letchworth Garden City Eagles on 14 March. The Sarratt v Hilltop and Sandridge Rovers v Hutton Quarter Finals also take place that day:

Buckhurst Hill 5 v 2 Rayleigh Town Anagram Records Trophy at Roding Valley School 3G No Admission Free Prog Att 28 h/c

Had originally considered going to a game in the Birmingham Area with some 3G's on there but the weather warning regarding wind and possible problems getting there and back by train meant i looked for something nearer but away from Sussex and this fitted the bill. There are 2 3G pitches here either side of Loughton tube station this game was played on the right hand side of the station if coming from London, come out of station follow footpath heading in Epping direction took you past the first 3G and then under the tube line and down the other side, standard cage with Spectator standing on side with a fence. Programmes available from manager who had a small box of them, though a glossy 8 pages, there was no content apart from team squads, though programme was free. A one sided first half saw Buckhurst Hill score 5 unanswered goals, the first a penalty after 12 minutes, further goals followed on 20, 25, 29 and 44 minutes, all Rayleigh had to show was 2 yellow cards and these could have easily been red, one was for a rather reckless challenge after 8 minutes and the second which saw the keeper concede the penalty when he was the last player, the first half also saw a 10 minute sleet/hail showers.
Second half was a lot more even and Rayleigh scored 2 late goals to give the score some respectability. There were a few other hoppers here, i suspect some of them view this forum.

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On ‎27‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 12:16, Savagebee said:

Hiltop FC are having a very decent first season in the Middlesex County League Premier Division.

Savagebee - Hilltop are certainly no mugs and it obviously won't be a walk in the park for Sarratt on Saturday in the delayed Anagram Records Trophy Quarter Final tie but hopefully they can make home advantage tell. As you know Hilltop play at the impressive Ark Academy, a stone's thrown from Wembley Stadium, but it is 3G and the young side won't appreciate a tricky surface at the King George V Playing Fields, Sarratt have been playing pretty well of late so fingers crossed for Manager Martin Loakesy's troops.

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2 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - Hilltop are certainly no mugs and it obviously won't be a walk in the park for Sarratt on Saturday in the delayed Anagram Records Trophy Quarter Final tie but hopefully they can make home advantage tell. As you know Hilltop play at the impressive Ark Academy, a stone's thrown from Wembley Stadium, but it is 3G and the young side won't appreciate a tricky surface at the King George V Playing Fields, Sarratt have been playing pretty well of late so fingers crossed for Manager Martin Loakesy's troops.

Last Saturday

The Alec Smith Premier Division Cup Semi - Final

   

Hilltop 3 Pitshanger Dynamo 1

@The Middlesex Stadium

     
   

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On 01/03/2020 at 08:55, Rhodes said:
Quarter Finals
Sarratt P Hilltop (Sat 14 Mar)
Bovingdon Letchworth Garden City Eagles (Sat 14 Mar)

It's absolutely 'criminal' isn't it that Sarratt and Bovingdon are kicking their heels this afternoon instead of entertaining Hilltop and Letchworth Garden City Eagles at the King George V Playing Fields and Green Lane respectively:

Billede

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11 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

It's absolutely 'criminal' isn't it that Sarratt and Bovingdon are kicking their heels this afternoon instead of entertaining Hilltop and Letchworth Garden City Eagles at the King George V Playing Fields and Green Lane respectively:

Billede

The Anagrams Records Trophy does not come under the SSML so any cancellation of these games would have been from their governing body so posting the SSML statement is misleading 

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16 minutes ago, Karen Browne said:

The Anagrams Records Trophy does not come under the SSML so any cancellation of these games would have been from their governing body so posting the SSML statement is misleading 

Well Sarratt and Bovingdon are both SSML Club's arent they, apologies but I think everyone is feeling just a little disappointed and frustrated right now with the current situation and with no action this afternoon

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Last season's (2018/19) Anagram Records Trophy competition wasn't without its problems either with the Final between Catholic United and Clapton CFC being in doubt due to crowd disturbance fears from 'Clapton CFC Ultras' before finally being played at Redbridge FC on 4 May (pictured below) which Catholic United won 5-1 to lift the trophy. Old Bradwell United were beaten by the eventual winners without laying a glove on them in the Quarter Final, going down 3-0 at Abbey Road:

https://www.claptoncfc.co.uk/2019/05/05/catholic-united-fc-5-clapton-cfc-1-cup-hopes-washed-away-in-second-half-goal-deluge/

https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forum/gforum.cgi?post=923193;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed

Catholic United v Clapton CFC (5-1 Anagram Records Trophy Final) 04/05/2019

 

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On ‎01‎/‎03‎/‎2020 at 08:55, Rhodes said:
Quarter Finals
Buckhurst Hill 5 Rayleigh Town 2

You can tell it's a slow news day today, another anorak was at this non SSML affair on Saturday 29 February in the Quarter Finals of the Anagram Records Trophy due to the weather decimating most of the fixtures that day. Buckhurst Hill would have however been Semi Final opponents for Bovingdon at Green Lane had they overcome Letchworth Garden City Eagles in their Quarter Final tie which had been scheduled for 14 March, as was the Sarratt v Hilltop Quarter Final. An interesting report and photos at Roding Valley School on a 3G surface: 

https://pedroslocalfootiefix.blogspot.com/2020/03/buckhurst-hill-5-rayleigh-town-2.html

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Was anybody aware that Football Man who used to post regularly on the Forum is, or should I say has been for a while, the Anagram Records Trophy Chairman, whatever that entails, he is also Divisional Chairman of the London Football Association and of course former Secretary of Potters Bar Town, leaving Parkfield in May 2007 after five years. He is also 'famous' for the huge amount of games he attends each season, often going to three in one day, and last season (2018/19) reached 193 which I believe was a 'quiet' campaign for him. This was a for once sensible post he made on 1 August 2006 when I believe he was on a short sabbatical from the running of the competition:

The Anagram Records Trophy, formerly the Cherry Red Books Trophy, is a competition for sides that are not eligible for the FA Vase and all the rounds are played on FA Vase dates. It is open to clubs in what were the Isthmian Feeder Leagues prior to the FA's restructuring. When I ran the competition, there was talk of the FA looking at possibly developing it into a national competition to replace the old Amateur Cup.

Originally, in the first two rounds clubs were not drawn against sides from their own league or against teams they had met in the competition before as it was felt clubs would be more attracted to what was then a relatively new competition if they knew they would be playing different opponents and, if drawn away, visiting areas that they wouldn't normally travel to. Clubs could treat it as their "FA Cup" if they wanted to. It only became an open draw from the third round onwards. However, as years passed, that became a logistical nightmare and I'm not surprised it's now an open draw from the beginning.

The Essex Olympian League clubs tend to be very strong in this competition. White Ensign and Manford Way are two clubs that normally do very well and would expect to be amongst the favourites.

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A bit random albeit still the Anagram Records Trophy, photographs from the all SSML 2010 Final between Padbury United and The 61 FC (Luton), on 23 May 2010, which Padbury won 3-2 on a scorching afternoon at the County Ground in Letchworth Garden City. The Final was remarkable for the high amount of yellow cards from a pernickety Referee but surprisingly no red cards, Arron Lewis and Darius Piechota netted for The 61 FC (Luton), the attendance was 161:

https://s643.photobucket.com/user/ewaumsley/library/Anagram Records Trophy Final 2010?sort=4&page=1

 

Edited by Rhodes

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